How Ashton Kutcher‘s net worth was built
Ashton Kutcher grew up in the Midwest, where he helped his father at construction sites and took jobs as a janitor, butcher, and General Mills factory worker. Planning to major in biochemical engineering, Kutcher enrolled at the University of Iowa but dropped out after winning a modeling contest. He moved to New York City and then Los Angeles, where he eventually landed the role that made him a household name: Michael Kelso on “That ’70s Show.”
Kutcher continued acting in films, started his own production company, and created a television show, “Punk’d.” Kutcher’s net worth comes from a combination of his work in television and film, endorsement deals, and investments in start-up technology companies. In 2009, Kutcher invested in Skype and earned four times his investment when Microsoft later bought the company. He went on to partner with Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle to create A-Grade Investments, which funds start-ups.
As of May 2017, his net worth stood at $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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- Born: 1978
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
What he’s up to now
Season two of Kutcher’s Netflix series “The Ranch” drops in 2017. He plays a former semi-pro footballer who returns home to help his father and brother on the family ranch.
His investment company continues looking for startups like Uber and Airbnb, and he plays a significant role in managing the money it invests. He also enjoys giving back to the community.
In 2016, he funded 131 classroom projects at 100 Iowa schools posted on Donorschoose.org as part of the Best School Day initiative. He married former “That ’70s Show” co-star Mila Kunis in 2015. They have two children.
From “That 70’s Show” to “Two and a Half Men,” Kutcher’s performances make him fan favorites and popular at the Teen Choice Awards. He has three Choice TV Actor awards for his role as Michael Kelso (2003, 2004, 2005).
Kutcher won the Choice TV Personality award in 2004, 2005, and 2006). His other Teen Choice Awards include Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy (2010 and 2013), Choice Movie Actor: Comedy (2008, 2010), Choice Movie Rockstar Moment (2005), Choice Reality/Variety TV Star (2004), Choice TV Reality/Variety Host (2003), and Choice Reality Hunk (2003).
He also picked up the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Web Celeb in 2010.
See how Ashton Kutcher’s wealth compares to that of his wife, Mila Kunis.